The importance of an effective oral hygiene routine can never be overemphasised. Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once a day, in conjunction with regular professional cleaning appointments with your Dental Pro team, will keep your teeth and gums healthy and your breath fresh.
Most of us suffer from the embarrassment of bad breath at some stage of our lives. In social or professional situations, bad breath can be awkward, and more serious; can also be the sign of underlying health issues. Your Dental Pro dentist will treat this problem with tact and courtesy and help address the underlying issues causing this treatable problem.
If you participate in contact sport, you should always wear a mouthguard. It is estimated that mouthguards prevent around 200,000 sporting injuries every year. In fact, dental injuries are the most common type of oral facial injuries occurring in sports. Your Dental Pro dentist can make a custom fitted mouth guard that offers far more protection and comfort than standard varieties.
Tooth staining and constant bad breath are the least of your worries when it comes to smoking and the severe detrimental effect it has on your oral health. In addition to causing lung cancer, heart disease and other health conditions, smoking is one of the main contributors to gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums causing them to bleed easily.
Gum Disease Treatment (Periodontics)
Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss, and has also been linked to other health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The first signs are red, swollen gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss. This is often a sign of gingivitis, which if not treated, can progress to periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease that can cause bone deterioration and tooth loss.